In this Christmas season, I would like to remind The Daily News readers that electricity made from coal is the most economical of any other power source in this part of the country. In all probability, your electricity is produced from coal. The twinkling of the lights on your Christmas tree, house decorations and yard ornaments shine as a result of coal being burned at a power generating plant.
Even so, the current administration in Washington would like to stop all usage of coal. Government regulators are “sitting” on environmentally sound mining permit applications, forcing some mine operators to send people home. Coal mining is needed now as much as ever, as there is no alternative energy source in place to meet the demand for electricity now being produced from coal.
The FACES of Coal (Federation for American Coal, Energy and Security) organization was recently formed to educate and rally all walks of people around coal and coal mining (http://www.facesofcoal.org/). As a member of FACES, I urge everyone to visit their website, review the information presented there, and consider becoming a member. Join us today and keep your Christmas lights shining brightly- with coal.
John F. Enyart